Think green! Emerald is the color of 2013!

Emerald fibers
Emerald: Pantone Color of 2013
Emerald: Pantone Color of 2013

Pantone has declared EMERALD to be the color of the year. I’ve referenced Pantone before and have a general sense of who they are and what they do. Here is a concrete explanation from the pantone.com website:

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.
 
In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardized color in fan format.
 
Since then, Pantone has expanded its color matching system concept to other color-critical industries, including digital technology, textiles, plastics, architecture and contract interiors, and paint. Pantone continues to develop color communication tools for a variety of industries and aggressively adopt new digital technology to address the color needs of design and production professionals.

There you have it! Silk & Ivory makes a color specifically called Emerald. Splendor’s S829 is a mighty fine green as is Impressions 5084. In Balger, I would call 008 and 008HL Emerald.

Emerald fibers
Emerald fibers

How will you be incorporating Emerald into 2013?

Happy stitching,
Susan

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